Physics: Potential Energy

Test Quiz

1. Potential energy is the energy an object has due to its ________.

a. Position

b. Weight

c. Mass

d. Gravity

e. Motion

2. What is the standard unit of measurement for potential energy?

a. Ampere

b. Volt

c. Newton

d. Joule

e. Watt

3. Kinetic energy is the energy an object has due to its ________.

a. Position

b. Weight

c. Mass

d. Gravity

e. Motion

4. Where does a car on a hill have the most potential energy?

a. Top of the hill

b. Bottom of the hill

c. Half way down the hill

d. It has the same potential energy at all points

e.

5. Gravitational potential energy is the potential energy of an object based on its __________.

a. Weight and velocity

b. Height and acceleration

c. Height and mass

d. Mass and speed

e. Speed and height

6. Which of the following formulas is used to find gravitational potential energy?

a. GPE = m * g/h

b. GPE = 1/2 * m * h2

c. GPE = w * g * v

d. GPE = m * g * h

e. GPE = m/g *1/2*h2

7. What is the gravitational potential energy of a 1 kg ball that is 2 meters above the floor?

a. 3 J

b. 9.8 J

c. 19.6 J

d. 21 J

e. 29.8 J

8. What is the gravitational potential energy of a 3 kg ball that is 1 meter above the floor?

a. 3 J

b. 9.8 J

c. 19.6 J

d. 21 J

e. 29.4 J

9. If a red ball is higher than a blue ball and both balls have the same mass, which ball has more potential energy?

a. Red ball

b. Blue ball

c. They both have the same potential energy

d.

e.

10. If a 2 kg rock has 196 J of gravitational potential energy, how high is it?

a. 1 meter

b. 2 meters

c. 5 meters

d. 10 meters

e. 20 meters

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